Thursday, 30 August 2012

Award Winning Australian Writing 2012

David Kernot and my story "Winds of Nzambi" will be appaering in Award Winning Australian Writing 2012. Our story won the Australian Horror Writers Association's Short Fiction Award, appeared in Midnight Echo #6 and soon to be released in the Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2102.

Not bad for a story we thought we weren't entirely certain it would work.

Here is the blurb from Melbourne Books, publisher of Award Winning Australian Writing 2012:

Selections for Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 have been finalised!

Click here to view the list of included pieces, authors and competitions.

This year we received more submissions than ever, and it was very difficult for the selection team to arrive at the final list. The number of selected pieces is 52 — more than any other edition of AWAW. Coincidentally, this number mirrors how many weeks there are in a year: how very apt for a collection celebrating the National Year of Reading.

A big thank you to everyone who submitted award-winning pieces. And a special thanks to Mark Tredinnick, winner of the 2011 Montreal  Poetry Prize and 2012 Cardiff International Poetry Prize, for writing this edition's foreword.

Expect the book at your local bookshop in early November!